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Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation

Members of the Willamette Valley Military Masons parade their 20- by 30-foot flag along the Linn County Veterans Day parade route for the 19th straight time Monday Nov. 11, 2013. The flag once flew on top of the Fremont Bridge in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Albany Democrat-Hearld, Mark Ylen)

Members of the Willamette Valley Military Masons parade their 20- by 30-foot flag along the Linn County Veterans Day parade route for the 19th straight time Monday Nov. 11, 2013. The flag once flew on top of the Fremont Bridge in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Albany Democrat-Hearld, Mark Ylen)

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  • Col. Frank Plummer is silhouetted as he talks about the dedication of the American Spire of Honor during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at the Veterans War Memorial in McAllen.
Photo by Gabe Hernandez/gabrielh@themonitor.com
  • An Army tank drives through downtown during the annual City of Houston Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Houston.  The celebration also included a Veterans job and health fair. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle,  J. Patric Schneider)
  • Marines stand in the cold  rain after a 21-gun salute during the Medal of Honor Memorial Dedication ceremonies  for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner Jr. outside the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.  Skinner, who was from East Lansing,  is a postumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Korean War.  (AP Photo/The State Journal, Rod Sanford)  NO SALES
  • Members of the Willamette Valley Military Masons parade their 20- by 30-foot flag along the Linn County Veterans Day parade route for the 19th straight time Monday Nov. 11, 2013. The flag once flew on top of the Fremont Bridge in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Albany Democrat-Hearld, Mark Ylen)
  • The Veterans Day Memorial Service is reflected in the polished granite of the U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII National Submarine Memorial East in Groton, Conn., Monday, Nov.  11, 2013.   Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and monument dedications. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Children wave flags during a Veteran's Day parade, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in downtown Phoenix.  Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • Cub Scout Carter Chase, 7, high fives WWII U.S. Army veteran Oliver Babbitts during a Veteran's Day parade, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in downtown Phoenix.  Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • The American Legion Post 8 float makes it way through the Veterans Day parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas. American Legion Post 8 will commemorate new members including making World War II Army Pvt. George Peters a posthumous honorary member during at a toasting ceremony at the club. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ronda Churchill)
  • Rod Carlone, U.S. Navy veteran and commander of Las Vegas American Legion Post 8, salutes a crowd of parade watchers while riding in the post's float in the Veterans Day parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas. American Legion Post 8 will commemorate new members including making World War II Army Pvt. George Peters a posthumous honorary member during at a toasting ceremony at the club. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ronda Churchill)
  • Flames erupt from the barrels of the M1 Garand rifles of the Alton VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, during the volley salute just before the playing of Taps to end the annual Veterans Day observance ceremony at the post in Alton, Ill. Visitors listened to a proclamation from the mayor of Alton which was followed by the placing of wreaths from several organizations and branches of the U.S. military.  (AP Photo/The Telegraph,John Badman)  THE NEWS-DEMOCRAT AND THE POST-DISPATCH OUT
  • Retired Lt. Commander for the U.S. Navy Michael Young bows his head during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
  • Christopher Orona, 3, holds hand with Alexis Gleason, 3, while looking at a giant American flag put up by the Central Pierce Fire during the Puyallup Veterans Day at the Pioneer Park Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong)
  • Army National Guardsman Andrew Byerly brings his four month-old son Hunter as he and his unit from the 235th Engineer Company of Petaluma, Calif., march in the Petaluma Veterans Day Parade, Monday Nov. 11, 2013.   (AP Photo, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)
  • Aram Dunbar holds his father's flag, United States Marine Frederick Dunbar, during the Veterans Day service at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Monday, November 11, 2013. (AP/The Commercial Appeal, Nikki Boertman)
  • Students from Thigpen-Zavala Elementary School wave American flags as the American Spire of Honor is dedicated during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at the Veterans War Memorial in McAllen.
Photo by Gabe Hernandez/gabrielh@themonitor.com
  • Sgt. Jimmy Krummel displays the bottom of the American Spire of Honor is dedicated during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at the Veterans War Memorial in McAllen.
Photo by Gabe Hernandez/gabrielh@themonitor.com
  • Ricky Bartlett, left, and Ken nute, paus for a rest after a Veterans Day commemoration ceremony at the National Memorial Arch, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pa. Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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